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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Appraiser
Job Title: County Appraiser
Salary: $0 Annually

Job Description:

Job Objectives

Leads, manages, plans organizes, administers, and directs the activities and operations of the Sedgwick County Appraiser’s Office in compliance with County policies and applicable Kansas law, under the direction of the Director of the Property Valuation Division of the Kansas Department of Revenue serving and assisting the needs of the citizens and community.   Delivers quality public services through use of effective leadership, strategic planning, performance measures, teamwork, maximizing resources, innovative approaches and high professional standards.


Essential Job Functions

Advises the County Commissioners and County Manager on matters pertaining to Property Appraisals

  • Attends meetings of the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Responds to inquiries made by Commissioners and other county officials.
  • Works with the Sedgwick County Counselor’s Office in the selection and preparation of property tax cases appealed to the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals through the appellate process.
  • Makes presentations on a regular basis to various interest groups and presents testimony to legislators.

Leadership of the County Appraiser’s Office

  • Determines innovative methods to promote cross-functional teams and processes, which enhance service and are cost-effective.
  • Reviews departmental and office wide practices to ensure that continuous improvement in service occurs.
  • Reviews state, and local laws, guidelines policies, resolutions, and similar document for applicability and compliance; formulates policies and procedures for the County’s appraisal functions.
  • Formulates long-term goals; policies and procedures for the department; presents budget requests; exercises budgetary control over the operations of the department. Oversees the valuation and classification of property to ensure the burden of property tax is distributed equitably for property owners in Sedgwick County.


  • Defines innovative approaches to using technology for the delivery of public services which enhance productivity and accessibility.
  • Determines the valuation and classification of properties in accordance with Kansas laws, rules, and regulations governing the appraisal process.
  • Gathers and analyzes information and compiles reports for Property Valuation Department of Revenue, Federal Agencies, BoCC, and other County Officials and departments.
  • Maintains annual procedural and statistical compliance requirements for Kansas Department of Revenue Property Valuation Division.



Communication:   Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods and media for target audiences in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

Subject Matter Expertise:  The ability to apply the principles and practices of computer assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) and generally accepted mass appraisal standards and methodology, including but not limited to, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) management to contribute to the success of the county.

Strategic Planning:  Understands how an organization must change in light of internal and external trends and influences; keeps the big, long range picture in mind; builds a shared long-range organizational vision with others. Committed to course of action to achieve long-range goals and influences others to translate vision into action.

Leadership:  Communicates a vision and inspires motivation; engages with team to solve problems; works to find a win/win resolution of differences; is aware of how management style impacts staff productivity and development; modifies leadership style to meet situational requirements; helps team stay focused on major goals while managing within a context of multiple directives.

Resilience & Adaptability:  Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches.  Remains flexible and open to new ideas and encourages others to value change.  Understands changes in work tasks, situations, and environment as well as the basis for change.  Thinks and acts effectively under pressure.  Persists towards solutions and goals in changing circumstances.  Overcomes obstacles to achieve results.



Minimum Qualifications:    Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Regional/Urban Planning, or a related field.  Qualified as an eligible Kansas appraiser under KSA 19-430:

  • Certified general real property appraiser pursuant to article 41 of chapter 58 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and amendments.


  • Registered mass appraiser pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by the secretary of revenue


  • Holds a valid residential evaluation specialist (RES) or certified assessment evaluation (CAE) designation from IAAO.

Years of Experience:  3 years CAMA experience

Preferred Qualifications:   Masters Degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Regional/Urban Planning, Public Administration or a related field.  Additional CAMA, assessment administration or other local government experience, education and training.  Ten (10) years of experience in assessing properties including five (5) years of experience in a managerial/supervisory capacity. IAAO CAE designation preferred.

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20000219

Open Date: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/31/2019 11:59:59 PM